‘I was unemployed after Idols SA’ – Lucia Jakeni on starting over

2018-03-15 13:28

Johannesburg - Lucia Jakeni , a former Idols SA season 12, contestant recently dropped her single, Wenzani Ngami. The track is written and produced by Afro-pop singer Linda Gcwensa and Lucia says she’s excited about it because the lyrics speak about her relationship struggles.

Wenzani Ngami will cause a lot of controversies because it speaks directly to men who do not want to take responsibility in their relationships and are not willing to commit,” Lucia says, adding many women stay in stagnant relationships hoping the men will change.

“You cook, clean, mother and take care of a man but he refuses to stand up and be the head of the home and doesn’t show any signs of wanting to marry you,” she says.

The Vaal-born singer says she was in the same situation for seven years, without a marriage proposal coming forward. Being a mother to 5-year-old Mlungisi and 4-year-old Musa, Lucia says after being eliminated from Idols she realised she needed to get out of the relationship.

“Even before Idols things were not okay in my relationship, but being away for three months made me see things differently,” Lucia says.

When she returned home after Idols both she and her boyfriend were unemployed and their relationship wasn’t progressing so she decided to get out. “I had been doing everything in the relationship – he hadn’t paid damages to my family for our kids and I was always living with the hope he would one day change but things stayed the same and I was still taking care of the household with money I made at gigs and song royalties.”

Now fresh from a break-up and ready to change her life, Lucia says she’s ready to release her EP this year and she wishes to release music that will touch souls and change lives.

Wenzani Ngami is available for download on iTunes.

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